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Benjamin (Ben) Voyer

Benjamin (Ben) Voyer

Full Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship, ESCP Business School
Professor Voyer is full professor at ESCP Europe Business School in the department of Entrepreneurship. He has held various visiting research positions across Europe, including the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He previously served as Associate Dean of ESCP Europe’s Undergraduate programmes and Jean Monnet Module Leader (Erasmus +, EU-funded Programme).

He received a PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Doctorate of Science in management (DSc / Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Before this, he studied marketing at HEC Paris and the London Business School. In the UK, He is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol), a chartered scientist (CSci), a chartered marketer (MCIM), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Professor Voyer is a behavioural scientist and interdisciplinary researcher, using innovative quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate how self-perception and interpersonal relations affect cognition and behaviours in various contexts (consumption, organisational, cross-cultural…). His research has been funded by leading universities (ESCP Europe, HEC Paris, LSE…), corporations (KPMG, L’Oréal, LastMinute.com…), and public research bodies (European Union, PRES héSam Paris).

He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific contributions to the field of applied psychology and behavioural science (including journal articles, book chapters, conferences or invited presentations...). He has been widely published in leading theory and applied psychology journals (Review of General Psychology, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Advanced Nursing…) and management journals (Journal of Business Research, AMS Review…). He regularly presents his work at international conferences and gives keynote speeches, in fields ranging from marketing, management and applied psychology and behavioural science.

Beyond academic research, he extensively collaborates with the media (TV, radio, press, Internet) as a scientific consultant (The Times, Sky News, CNBC, CNN International, The Washington Post, The Economist, BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, BBC World…). He worked for several years as a marketing practitioner in different industries, including FMCGs (e.g. Reckitt-Benckiser), banking (e.g. BNP Paribas), and public institutions (e.g. Kent County Council), and remains a freelance consultant in behavioural science.

Outside academia, he is a long-distance runner (10 km, 15 km, half marathon and marathon), having ranked in the top 5% in international competitions, and fund-raising for various charities (Great Generation, WaterAid, Great Ormond Street Children Hospital, British Red-Cross…).

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